Beauty Editor-Approved Skin Care You Can Buy On Amazon Prime

Whether you’re still freeloading off your parents’ Amazon account info (crossing your fingers at every login that they didn’t change the password) or you’ve splurged on your own subscription, it’s an open secret that Prime is a game-changer. More than just a foolproof way to save money on practical yet unsexy items like phone cases and makeup wipes (hel lo, Add-on Items), that little blue “Prime” logo means free, guaranteed two-day shipping on high-end finds steals like trendy Fila dad sneakers and Dior lip balm.

And if you haven’t ventured down the rabbit hole of Amazon Prime’s Beauty & Personal Care section in a few months, you’re in for a happy surprise, because it’s gotten a major upgrade recently. There are still those low-key indie finds, but now you can get your Aztec clay mask with your favorite pack of makeup wipes and a hangover-curing jade roller — it’s all Prime-able.

Check out all of our beauty editors’ top Amazon Prime skin-care staples, ahead.


“This gel cleanser flushes out my clogged pores better than anything I’ve used (that’s thanks to the AHAs in the formula). But it goes one step further with a calming eucalyptus scent that centers me before I start scrolling through my unread emails on the toilet.” —Cat Quinn, Beauty Director

Ole Henriksen, $38.75, available at Amazon


“I wish I’d found this prescription-strength gel before I suffered through seven years of breakouts. Now that the zits are gone, the retinoid is tackling my next issue: wrinkles.” —Quinn

Differin, $14.99, available at Amazon


“To be perfectly honest, I kept this on my sink purely for aesthetic purposes — I mean, those little floating rose petals! When I finally splashed some onto my face, I loved how soft and bright it made my face look, but I also don’t want to use it and ruin my perfectly curated little bathroom shelf.” —Quinn

Fresh, $49.99, available at Amazon


“Even with the longterm implications, any acne sufferer will tell you that they’d rather have a sunburn than a breakout. But this one counters both, and doesn’t make your skin look even more like an oil slick.” —Quinn

La Roche-Posay, $19.98, available at Amazon


“I don’t care what anyone says about essences, elixirs, tonics, or treatment lotions: This simple toner is the only post-cleanser refresh you’ll ever need. (With the exception of my beloved P50, but that’s another, much more expensive story.) Made with aloe, glycerin, rose water, witch hazel, and not much else — and definitely no drying alcohol — it’s super soothing, hydrating, and overall balancing to my absurdly sensitive skin.” —Rachel Krause, Senior Beauty Writer

Thayers, $9.28, available at Amazon


“Speaking of sensitive skin — if you have it, you have got to try this serum. Yes, it is pricy, but just trust me when I say it’s a wise investment. Something about the combination of vitamins A, C, and E with zinc, mushroom extract, and a teeny tiny hit of retinol makes it absolutely clutch for rosacea and acne, both of which I have, while also reducing inflammation and convincing freaked-out skin to calm the fuck down.” —Krause

iS Clinical, $148, available at Amazon


“Someone once called me ‘milk skin’ as an insult, which should give you an idea of just how fair I really am. Sun protection is a thing I have to think about every single time I leave the house, even just to go get 3-for-$5 avocados at the Key Food directly across the street from my apartment. That said, I have to think about it slightly less thanks to this unbeatable formula, which apparently incorporates a special technology that absorbs any excess oil so your face is left feeling clean and shine-free. I have also been known to use it on the rest of my body, which means I go through a lot of it, but #worthit.” —Krause

Neutrogena, $10.99, available at Amazon


“Obviously everybody loves Bioderma’s micellar water, but did you know that they have a ton of other great, equally French farmacie -chic products as well? This creamy mask, which soothes everything from sunburns to over-exfoliation, is just one of them. It says to use for 10 minutes, but I like to leave it on for much longer than that, then wipe it off with a toner-soaked cotton pad instead of rinsing for softer, less temperamental skin.” —Krause

Bioderma, $19.89, available at Amazon


“I was first introduced to Image Skincare through a facialist at Heyday, who told me post-facial that she’d used exclusively Image products to give my skin a brightening boost. I had never heard of the low-key ugly label, but I started using the Vital C moisturizer when I travel, and found it to be the most hydrating moisturizer ever, making my skin glow every time I slather it on (that good vitamin C). It also smells like zesty orange peels, which I’m into.” —Megan Decker, Beauty Assistant

image skincare, $62, available at Amazon


“I’m not loyal to any lip balm, except Vaseline. I’ll throw any old chapstick or lip tint in my tote bag when I leave the house, but this is the one that I keep on my dresser as a staple. It’s just the OG petroleum jelly with a teensy tint of pink, so not sexy in the least, but it’s a good $1.87 multi-tasker to have around.” —Decker

Vaseline, $1.87, available at Amazon


“I don’t use this mask a ton, because it’s super drying, but it’s a godsend when my blackheads are getting out of control and my skin needs a quick refresh. I apply the thick, bright pink clay for a few minutes, and when I wash it off, my pores are smaller and the gunk is gone.” —Decker

sand & sky, $49, available at Amazon


“I’m always on the hunt for a gradual tanner for my face, one that will deliver a natural-looking glow without making me break out. Most formulas end up being too too harsh for my sensitive skin or end up streaky on my neck, but Jergens Natural Glow is pretty darn good. It’s lightweight, buildable, oil-free, and less than $10.” —Decker

Jergens, $10.99, available at Amazon


“Cerave wasn’t kidding when they put the words ‘ULTRA lightweight’ on the packaging. This lotion feels more like a serum, but it packs a punch when it comes to hydration thanks to the ceramides, hyaluronic acid, and niacinamide in the formula. It’s the perfect nighttime lotion for my combination/oily skin in the summertime, but in the winter I’d suggest layering a thicker moisturizer or oil over top if you’re prone to dryness.” —Mi-Anne Chan, Beauty Writer and Host

CeraVe, $34.99, available at Amazon


“My eczema-prone skin loves pretty much every body-care product I’ve used from SkinFix. Formulated with hydrators like shea butter and coconut oil, this thick, fragrance-free butter soothes flare-ups on contact and keeps my skin feeling smooth and flake-free. Those with sensitive or easily-irritated skin should definitely try this — it’s hands-down the best non-medicated cream I’ve ever used for my eczema.” —Chan

Skinfix, $15, available at Amazon


“I use a combination of chemical exfoliants and physical exfoliants to keep my skin smooth and whitehead-free. This one is a favorite because it’s super gentle and doesn’t leave my skin feeling stripped or raw.” —Chan

Pai, $42, available at Amazon


“I first saw this product all over Instagram and YouTube. I love how it’s kind of the poor man’s jade roller, but about three times bigger than most of the cooler options on the market. Maybe that’s exactly why I love it: It’s so uncool it’s cool. It’s just an added bonus that it reduces all my wine-induced puffiness, too.” —Sam Sasso, Beauty Writer

esarora, $11.99, available at Amazon


Micellar water is that skin-care product I just can’t quit. In fact, I have an entire drawer dedicated it in my room to the cleanser genre in case I ever run out. This drugstore option is the one I have in abundance — and for a very pretentious reason. Long story short: When I was in Paris, I realized how expensive that famous Bioderma cleansing water can actually be (girl, it adds up). So, when I got back to the states, I decided to invest in a bulk supply of this one from Garnier that’s cheap and always at the drugstore.” —Sasso

Garnier, $8.99, available at Amazon


“I’d argue that finding the right moisturizer is more important than finding the right partner. This was the first one I ever bought that convinced me soulmates are real — and they’re made by Aveeno.” —Sasso

Aveeno, $13.75, available at Amazon


“Anyone who has ever been to my apartment will know that I keep a fresh supply of baby wipes underneath my bathroom sink for two very important reasons. The first: to offer my friends who selfishly ask to borrow one of my ‘good’ makeup wipes. The second: Well, you can probably guess that one…” —Sasso

cottonelle, $2.39, available at Amazon


“I’ve always suffered from sensitive skin, even as a kid, so my mom would carry this mist around to soothe my face. This product is entirely beyond Holy Grail for me — it’s been with me for most of my life. I even keep one at my desk now for when I feel I need a little wake-up spritz or my skin feels dry from the recirculated office air.” —Thatiana Diaz, Beauty Writer

Eau Thermale Avène, $18.5, available at Amazon


“After I heard Eva Mendes and Lauren Conrad both used this magic in a jar, I felt obligated to try this out. I was awestruck by how hydrated it made my skin feel after just one night. I’ve also found so many other uses for it: post-shave moisturizing, taming baby hairs… What more could I ask for in a cream?” —Diaz

Egyptian Magic, $20.91, available at Amazon


“For those nights where I’m looking for a quick cleanse, a.k.a after one too many margaritas, I have this at arms’ reach in my room. With just one wipe, most of my makeup is off (even the waterproof mascara) and my skin feels refreshed.” —Diaz

Simple, $4.82, available at Amazon


“As lightweight as this lotion is, it’s perfect for everyday use. I enjoy taking extremely hot showers (I know, terrible for my skin) and this always comes to the rescue after I’ve unapologetically dried out my skin.” —Diaz

Cetaphil, $11.76, available at Amazon

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